HMS Katoomba was a Pearl-class cruiser built for the Royal Navy, originally named HMS Pandora, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear and launched on 27 August 1889. Renamed on 2 April 1890, as Katoomba as the flagship of the Auxiliary Squadron of the Australia Station. She arrived in Sydney with the squadron on 5 September 1891. She was damaged in a collision with the tug Yatala in Port Adelaide on 29 December 1891. She left the Australia Station on 16 January 1906. She was sold for £8500 on 10 July 1906 and broken up at Morecambe.
|Builder:||Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear|
|Laid down:||15 August 1888|
|Launched:||27 August 1889|
|Completed:||1 December 1890|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, 10 July 1906|
|Class and type:||Pearl-class cruiser|
|Beam:||41 ft (12 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × screws; 2 × 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines|
|Speed:||19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)|
- Winfield, p. 276
- Bastock 1988, p. 101.
- "The Katoomba-Yatala Collision, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Thursday 31 December 1891, p.6". Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- Bastock, John (1988). Ships on the Australia Station. Frenchs Forest, Australia: Child & Associates. ISBN 0-86777-348-0.
- Brook, Peter (1999). Warships for Export: Armstrong Warships 1867–1927. Gravesend, Kent, UK: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-89-4.
- Winfield, R.; Lyon, D. (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6.
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